I have a patient that gets lovenox injections. As ordered, I must waste 5 mg of his pre-filled syringe. So, the lovenox is on the needle prior to giving the injection. I know this is very irritating. I can recall switiching needles when we drew up heparin from a multi-dose vial.
The patient appears to tolerate injections well. However, I know they are uncomfortable. I would like to ease the pain as much as I can. Any suggestions on the pre-filled syringes?